Taking control of your circle
When you think of Self-Care you tend to think of; Exercise, Relaxation, Meditation or spa days.
One equally important aspect we don’t consider is - thinking about the people you choose to keep in your life.
Whether you realise it or not, the company you surround yourself with can impact you in significant ways. They can influence the decisions that you make, the places you go and the positive/negative things you are exposed to.
When you choose sobriety you tend to find out who you real friends are, they will be the ones who support, encourage, reassure and motivate you; so why not limit your social circles to a solid support system?
Most people prefer keeping a small number of meaningful friendships over a large group of acquaintances.
I am of the opinion that it is “quality rather than quantity.”
The vulnerability of recovery means there is no space for toxic people In your life. You need all the positivity and affirmations you can muster.
So have a think about the people around you and ask yourself 2 questions:
Sound a bit harsh??
Recovery involves adding value, worth and positivity in your new life so why waste that precious energy and time on people who don't add any value to your life?
Self-care is all about giving yourself the love and attention you deserve, and oftentimes your mental and physical health will benefit as a result.
By extending this way of thinking into your friendships, you'll notice a difference in attitude and how you navigate your days.
Remember, negativity is contagious.
So fill your life with reliable friends who genuinely have your best interests at heart, cheer for your accomplishments like they're their own, and challenge you to be the best version of yourself.
Take control of your circle!
Own your recovery.